Future Fortnight Round-up

Future Fortnight, an online programme of careers support for students and graduates at The University of Manchester, ran from 19 to 30 October. Missed it? Don’t worry! We’ve collated all the resources and recordings so you have them all in one place.

Who is this for? Whether you’re looking for an internship, placement or graduate scheme, there is something for everyone, from alumni and employer panels, to specialist careers workshops and resources.

Exploring your options

How to identify your strengths

Developing self-awareness of your skills and strengths is a critical first step in finding your dream job. Watch our workshop recording to help identify what you enjoy and what you’re good at, and how you can apply this to your job search.

Prospects Career Questionnaire

Did you know that your skills and interests can be transferred to lots of roles and industries? Take his online quiz to find match your skillset to a whole range of different sectors! 

Graduate jobs

Meet the Professionals: Graduate Schemes

This online panel event hosted recent graduates who have gone on to work in graduate schemes after university. Watch to find out how they prepared for the application and assessment centre process, what their tips for success are, and hear what it’s like to work on a graduate scheme.

Meet the Employers: Graduate Schemes

Thinking of applying for graduate schemes? Tune in to this online panel of graduate employers from a range of public and private sectors. Here you’ll learn more about their graduate schemes and what they’re looking for in new graduate hires.

Find Graduate Jobs

Looking for a graduate job? Whether you’re in your final year or are a recent graduate, we’ve got all the resources you need to help kick start your job search, including 200+ targeted searches for a whole range of grad jobs.


Meet the Professionals: Placements

This virtual panel hosted graduates who did a placement year as part of their degree. Watch to find out about their experiences and find out what steps they took to land their placements.

Meet the Employers: Placements

Meet a panel of employers offering placement opportunities and discover the benefits of a placement year and the impact that students can have on businesses.

Find a Placement

Thinking about going on placement next year? Check out our online resources for more information on where and when to look, and ongoing support available to you, to help you land your dream role.


In this short session, we’ll show you how to use LinkedIn to connect with people and extend your network, and how you can use LinkedIn to explore the careers of Manchester graduates.

  • How to Navigate the Hidden Job Market (recording coming soon)

Find out how you can unlock the hidden jobs market, make new contacts, access insider industry knowledge and secure a role in your chosen area.


No matter if it’s CVs, Cover Letters or application forms, we have you covered. Check out our website for helpful resources, advice and free templates.

Want some advice on your application before you submit it to the employer? We offer CV, application and LinkedIn advice appointments.


Worried about interviews? Watch to find how you can more effectively prepare and get tips on how to impress the panel. You’ll also gain a better understanding of the support and resources available to you from the Careers Service to help you ace your next interview.

Remember, you can access practice video interviews, get tips for an upcoming telephone interview, or book a one-to-one interview practice session with a Careers Consultant.


Put off taking psychometric tests, not had much success to date, or just want to find out more about how to perform better at tests? Watch the Q&A session where we answer some of the most common questions about tests. Guest employers will also share their own insights.

Assessment centres are often a key ingredient of a graduate job or placement selection process. Watch the webinar to find out what to expect from online assessment centres, how to prepare, and what support is available for you.

  • Preparing for situational judgement tests (recording coming soon)

Many graduate and placement employers use situational judgement tests as part of the selection process. During this webinar you’ll find out more about this increasingly popular kind of test, and can even have a go at some sample questions.

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